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Conservation

Companywide, JAX seeks ways to make positive contributions toward resource conservation and environmental protection. JAX prioritizes brands which value conservation and minimize their negative ecological impacts. JAX has reduced its fossil-fuel energy use, the CO2 footprint of employee commutes, and recycled millions of pounds of material.

JAX Conservation Partners

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Idea Wild

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Larimer County Conservation Corps.

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers

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Patagonia Provisions

JAX Helps Recycle

In addition to carrying brands who value conservation and supporting a variety of local efforts, JAX has made steps toward reducing significant amounts of the company’s fossil-fuel energy use, reducing the CO2 footprint of employee commuting, and recycling millions of pounds of material. We recycle cardboard, batteries, wood, shrink wrap, corks, twine, camping gas canisters, denim, and much more!

Twine

Twine

Paint

Paint

Corks

Corks

Propane Tanks

Propane Tanks

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Repurpose, Restore, Revitalize

Many brands we carry share our commitment to conservation. They are chosen because they support environmental efforts that we believe in, which help leave this planet a little better off.

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Toad & CO uses organic cotton, hemp, tencel, recycled and sustainable stretch polyester, recycled cotton, recycled wool, and lenzing modal (cellulosic fiber from renewable beech trees) Bluesign® Certified Fabrics. The bluesign® system takes into account the use of energy, water, chemistry, emissions and worker safety during fabric production. Specifically, the bluesign® system monitors efficient use of resources during the “Dyeing and Finishing Process” of fabric production. The dyeing and finishing stage alone uses many resources: 85% of water, 80% of energy, and 65% of chemicals that are used to produce a single garment are used during this process. The bluesign® system audits this process to ensure that these resource are being used in the most efficient way. They rely on a 5 principle system to determine whether a fabric is up to sustainability standards. As of Spring 2019, we have 49 styles made from blueisgn®-approved fabrics – 1/3 of the spring line!

Patagonia donates 1% of all sales to preservation and restoration of natural environments and recycles garments beyond repair in their Worn Wear program. Patagonia uses sustainable materials in their clothing; Hemp, organic cotton, recycled nylon, 100% recycled down, recycled polyester, refibra lyocell (80% wood and 20% recycled cotton scraps), recycled wool, tencel, yulex (natural rubber made from neoprene and a plant-based polymer) and reclaimed cotton. They use solar panels and natural light, filters out trash from storm water runoff, and pays employees to not drive their cars to work. Their mission states: “We’re in business to save our home planet”. Patagonia Provisions: We aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and perhaps most important, inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. Patagonia donates to grassroots organizations and sells organic food products, reusable food containers, food wraps and utensils made from reclaimed wood and bamboo. Save The BeesWorks to save the bees by growing grains that attract these pollinators and supports petitions against bee-killing pesticides.

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Tentree plants 10 trees for every purchase. When you make a purchase with tentree, you can register a “tree code” that's included with your purchase and choose to plant your 10 trees in Madagascar, Nepel, Haiti, Cambodia, Senegal, Canada, or in the United States. You can use your code to track the growth of your trees. As of now there have been 7,010 trees planted in the United States, 26,610 in Canada, 5,000 in Indonesia, 8,640 in Cambodia, 1,300,000 in Nepal, 780,000 in Haiti, 3,040,000 in Senegal, and 15,056,810 in Madagascar. They use sustainable materials to produce clothing; coconut buttons, hemp, organic cotton, recycled polyester, Tencel, linen and cork trims.

Oboz plants a tree for every pair of Oboz Footwear sold and gives out trees at retailer events for trying on a pair of Oboz shoes. Oboz has planted 2,134,527 trees so far. By planting specific types of fast-growing trees in a systematic manner, they provide families with a sustainable food source, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and a 400% increase in their annual income. Oboz hosts community events to plant trees in local areas of need. Oboz “donates unsellable (but still trail-worthy) shoes, partnering with project sole and local non-profits to find feet in need.” Carbon OffsetOboz uses carbon offsets with shipments, employee travel, commuting and office utility bill with Bonneville Environment Foundation. Their headquarters is powered by clean wind energy. 100% of their office juice comes from wind farms in Central Idaho and Washington through the EPA Green Power Partnership.

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Clif Bar Family Foundation partners with grassroots foundations that are “working tirelessly to conserve wild places and open spaces, advocate for pedestrian and bike friendly communities, and expand urban forests and restore watersheds. These nonprofits often are on the front lines, striving to safeguard public health and the environment by expanding organic farming acreage, improving local and global food security, investigating the impact of environmental toxins and tackling the root causes of climate change.” Organic Everything is 74% organic.

1% of SAOLA shoe purchase goes to wildlife conservation efforts. Named after one of the rarest animals on the planet, also known as the "Asian unicorn," SAOLA is dedicated to supporting wildlife conservation efforts with every shoe purchase. After watching animals perish due to severe droughts and other environmental changes, Patrick Kilonzo founded the MWALUA WILDLIFE TRUST. The trust has helped many animals in the area, including elephants, buffalo, zebras, impala, and more by working with communities to raise awareness about conservation, to promote ecological restoration, and to increase ethical economic opportunities to protect Kenya's nature and biodiversity. Vegan friendly shoes with upper portion of the shoe is made from 100% recycled PET from plastic bottles. The insoles and outsoles are made from algae foam and laces are made from organic cotton.

Fishpond is a Certified B Corporation. Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Partners Fishpond partners with Trout Unlimited and Protect Our Winters. Together, they've collaborated with the Western Rivers Conservancy to purchase large amounts of land around lakes and rivers to permanently conserve wildlife and habitat and create public access for boaters, anglers, hikers and hunters. The lands are given to State Park Systems and US Forest Services. Sustainable Materials provides a line of products made from Cyclepond fabric, which is made out of repurposed fishing nets pulled from the ocean.

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ENO plants trees for every hammock sold and they plant 2 trees in a place of need. They are a member of 1% for the Planet and donate 1% of their annual sales to support nonprofit organizations “focused on helping leave the environment in an even better place for future generations."

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Benefits

Life Insurance

Coverage for you and your spouse

Employee Discount

All products at JAX are discounted for employees, plus you’ll receive Pro Deals directly from brands

Paid Holidays

Celebrate & observe holidays with pay

Matching Gifts

JAX will match up to $250 per year for eligible causes you wish to support

Medical Insurance

Numerous options available to fit your specific needs

Paid Volunteer Time

Each year, employees may take up to eight paid hours to volunteer at an eligible non-profit

Peer Recognition

See a coworker exemplifying JAX values? Award them with store credit!

Employee Assistance

Access immediate assistance & resources related to your wellbeing through Work Life Partners

Paid Time Off

Use paid time off while on leave

Gift Cards

On your birthday and work anniversary celebrate with JAX store credit (can be combined with your employee discount!)

401(k) Plan

Contributions to save for your retirement

Tuition Assistance

Receive assistance for learning that relates to your work at JAX

Dental & Vision

After 30 days of employment receive dental and vision coverage

CO2 Credit

Support the environment and earn money by commuting to work via bike, carpool, etc. 

Company Stock

Become a company owner through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

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Receive a bonus each month for store & company performance!

Careers

At JAX, we see your career as something you determine, and we support. You might not know where your passion is yet and start out as a Cashier. As you learn about the company's departments, move into a Sales Associate role. As you deepen your knowledge and experience, you can move into our store management roles.

Not interested in management? That’s ok, too. You can become a technical expert, such as a Bike Mechanic. Or you could move into any of our support departments, including Facilities & Logistics, Purchasing / Buying, Marketing, Information Technology, Finance, or Human Resources. Start anywhere and end where it makes sense for you. We look forward to meeting you! 

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Jim Quinlan, owner of JAX Mercantile Co.

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